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Monsterhearts lets you and your friends create stories about sexy monsters, teenage angst, personal horror, and secret love triangles. When you play, you explore the terror and confusion that comes both with growing up and feeling like a monster.

Based on the Apocalypse World engine, this is a game with emergent story, messy relationships, a structured MC role, and a focus on hard choices.

Monsterhearts draws on source material like Twilight, True Blood, Ginger Snaps, Jennifer's Body, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Misfits, The Vampire Diaries, An American Werewolf in London, Cursed, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

If you like supernatural romances, or stories of monstrosity and personal horror, or if you just like watching sexy people ruin their lives, then you’ll love this game.

Contains: 160 page PDF (in single-pages & spreads) as well as supplementary materials. Book is in b&w, with approx. 17 pieces of digital art.

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December 8th, 2020
I normally try not to review games I haven't actually played or run, but I had to say a few words about this one. The game itself, with its strings and stats and moves and agendas is amazingly elegant. Reading these rules actually changed how I GM othe [...]
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August 14th, 2018
Avery Alder's Monsterhearts has been one of those games I that I have wanted to review and play some more ever since I first encountered the First Edition all the way back when I was introduced to it at Gen Con. Monsterhearts is a game on what i [...]
January 29th, 2017
I'm of mixed feelings about this one. On the one hand, it is superbly well done. On the other, I feel a little like my social contract has been violated (joking a little). I would guess that this is much closer to the horror sources listed than [...]
July 9th, 2016
It's a teen monster drama RPG. I figure most people can figure out whether that will appeal to them or not, so I'll just say that if you're into the genre or into exploring teen angst in an RPG format, you should get this. It also excels in its capacit [...]
April 27th, 2016
After searching for a RPG that would allow stories like Beautiful creatures, Mortal instruments, RubyRed and such, I found Monsterhearts. I found funny the game mechanics where you either alter the mood of the opponent or get influence on him. But afte [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on March 17, 2012.